10Nov(Nov 10)10:00 AM11(Nov 11)4:30 PMStrategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts: Practical Wisdom from the Middle Length Discourses10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (11) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Shaila Catherine No prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11, 10:00am - 4:30pm. Sliding Scale: $150 - 400. Code SC1M18. Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that we as practitioners struggle to overcome.
Dates: Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11, 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code SC1M18.
Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that we as practitioners struggle to overcome. We will refine our skills for working with modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical or lustful thoughts, planning, worrying, judging, memories, and internal commentaries.
The teachings will emphasize discerning wholesome and unwholesome thoughts, and present a progressive sequence of five strategies for dealing with obstructive mental patterns, found in the Middle Length Discourses, suttas 19 and 20.
We will explore deepening our mindfulness-based meditation practice through these strategies, that can support us as we pursue liberating insight.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this program for $90 ($45/day).
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